Category: Minister for Regional Development

Great Stupa Makes Its Mark In Bendigo

The Andrews Labor Government is helping crown Bendigo’s majestic Great Stupa of Universal Compassion thanks to a $2.5 million grant. Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford joined Member for Bendigo, West Maree Edwards and Member for Bendigo East, Jacinta Allan in announcing the funding today while visiting the Great Stupa, cementing Bendigo’s position as an […]

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50 New Jobs To Boost Portland’s Economy

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Portland prosper by securing a $1.97 million expansion of Keppel Prince Engineering’s wind tower fabrication facility, creating 50 new jobs and retaining 80 local wind tower manufacturing jobs. In Portland today, Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford made the announcement which will increase manufacturing capacity and boost staff training […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development, Western Victoria Region

All Aboard, A Golden Era For Gippsland Tourism

The Walhalla Goldfields Railway will be improved, creating 15 new jobs and giving more people the opportunity to experience the best of everything Gippsland has to offer, thanks to funding provided by the Andrews Labor Government. In the Latrobe Valley today, Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing announced […]

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Land Sales, Jobs Boom At Ballarat West Employment Zone

In a landmark day for Ballarat, the Andrews Labor  Government  announced two land purchasers at the Ballarat West Employment Zone and released another parcel of industrial land to meet strong market demand. The announcements represent a jobs boom for Ballarat with the most recent purchasers, Broo and Athlegen, having the ability to generate significant new […]

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Sovereign Hill By Day And By Night To Bring More Visitors

Sovereign Hill is set to host more students in overnight stays with the completion of a new 32 bed accommodation facility, delivered as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $8 million investment in the By Day and By Night project. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford joined Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard to formally open […]

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New Mobile Services In Landsborough West

Residents and visitors in the Landsborough West area will see significant improvements in mobile coverage and connectivity from today after the launch of a new mobile base station to eliminate blackspots in the area. The service is one of 109 new mobile base stations that was selected as part of the Andrews Labor Government and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development, Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade, Western Victoria Region

Portland Prepares For The Future

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Portland in its efforts to build and diversify the local economy with a $45,000 grant towards the Portland Futures project. Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford, announced Regional Development Australia (RDA) Barwon South West’s funding contribution towards the Committee for Portland’s $110,000 initiative. The project will use research and […]

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Backing Portland, Boosting Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting a new skills training program at Porthaul’s Portland facility which will create 50 new jobs and safeguard another 40. The Labor Government’s investment will allow the delivery of an intensive in-house training program for new truck drivers which will focus on the areas of logistics, rostering, basic mechanics and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture, Minister for Regional Development, Minister for Training and Skills, Western Victoria Region

Campaign To Help Portland Attract And Retain Workers

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a new program to strengthen Portland’s ability to attract and retain a skilled workforce, with a $100,000 grant from its new Regional Skills Fund. Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford announced today the Labor Government’s investment in the Jobs 4 Portland – Workforce Attraction, Retention and Ambassador Pilot Program, […]

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Mortlake Welcomes Streetscape Makeover

Mortlake today welcomed a streetscape upgrade that will revitalise the town’s central business area, improve safety and provide attractive public spaces for locals and visitors to catch up, shop and relax in. Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford, officially opened the completed streetscape works which were supported by the Andrews Labor Government’s $300,000 investment from […]

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